Your bathroom is a place of relaxation. It’s where you go to take a long bath and wind down after a long day at work. It’s a place of relaxation and peace. For this reason, it’s important to have a stylish bathroom that you love, one that matches your style and preferences.
Bathroom renovations can be a daunting task, but here are four simple steps to follow that will make your bathroom makeover easy and affordable.
1. Set Your Budget
Bathroom renovations generally cost a minimum of £3,000/$5,000. The cost varies greatly depending on a number of factors, including flooring, fixtures, storage spaces, and finishing touches. Don’t forget the labour costs too. The job will take longer if you have a larger bathroom, or a more complex design.
2. Plan Your Bathroom Layout and Style
Once you have a vague idea about how much it will cost you, it’s time to start planning the layout and style of your bathroom.
When you plan your future bathroom, you need to think first about what fixtures (bath, wash basin, radiator, storage units, lighting) you would like, and where you would like them. Draw a plan detailing the positioning of each fixture and storage unit within the room.
Think about what type of flooring you’d like in your bathroom. Flooring will make a huge difference to the overall look of your bathroom. Do you want white oak flooring for a chic look? Do you want ceramic tiles for a more traditional look? Will you opt for carpet to keep the bathroom cosy? The type of flooring you choose affects your budget, so keep that in mind when you decide.
Many people choose a particular colour scheme in their bathrooms. Plan this ahead of choosing your fixtures and flooring.
When planning your design, it’s also important to think about whether or not new plumbing systems or electrical wiring will need to be placed down. This will add a level of complexity to the process.
3. Gather Your Supplies
There are a number of tools required for a bathroom renovation. Here are the essentials.
Safety mask and goggles
- Tape measure and pencil
- Power drill
- Spackle and spackle knife
The exact tools you will need depends on your exact bathroom design. If you’re unsure what you will need, consider contacting a professional and seeing what they recommend.
4. Renovate Your Bathroom
The final step is the longest step. Renovations can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week. The first step is to remove and demolish your old bathroom fixtures. The next step is installing your new bathtub and wash basin, followed by the smaller fixtures and storage units. Once everything is in place, the flooring should be laid down. Any necessary painting or decorating work is the final step.
If you want to buy yourself some matching bathroom accessories, this is also an affordable option to bring the bathroom together nicely.